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Ductless Mini Splits: A Solution to Your Duct Woes

If your existing ductwork is a headache, we have an easy solution. Just switch to a ductless mini split. Ductless mini splits are unique because they offer both heating and cooling always in the same system and don’t require any attached ductwork to produce results.

If you’re tired of scheduling AC repair in Batavia, OH, give our team a call for your in-home assessment. We can review how a ductless mini split would be set up in your house and review the care recommendations. In the meantime, you can keep reading to learn more about how a ductless mini split works and why they are so beneficial, especially if you’re tired of dealing with ductwork.

What Is a Ductless Mini Split?

A ductless HVAC unit works very similarly to a central heat pump. It uses refrigerant for both heating and cooling, making it an all-in-one temperature control solution for your home. The key difference is that, as the name implies, no ductwork is required for a ductless mini split. Instead of having a large central unit that cools air using a series of ductwork, you have several mini splits distributed throughout your home that heat and cool air to blow directly into the rooms. 

Energy Efficiency

One reason that many homeowners switch to a ductless mini split is for the potential energy savings. Unfortunately, ductwork that is not well cared for can lose a lot of conditioned air. All it takes is pinprick-sized holes for conditioned air to escape before ever reaching your home. 

Your HVAC system is left working harder to produce results. You don’t have to worry about this with a ductless mini split since 100% of the conditioned air blows directly into your home. Experts estimate that you could cut your energy costs for heating and cooling buys much is 50%. 

Ductless, mini splits can be more expensive to install, but the energy savings make the expense a little easier to justify. You’re spending more upfront to enjoy the savings over the lifetime of the unit. And the savings could easily add up to be much more than the difference that you spent upfront for installation.


Ductless mini splits also allow you to customize temperatures across the rooms out of your home. One person can go into a room and close the door to adjust settings higher or lower than the temperature in the rest of the house. This is a great feature for anyone with one or more family members who like different temperatures than the rest of the household.

Downsides to Consider

It is important to note that a ductless mini split system can mean that you have more maintenance steps to complete each month in caring for your unit. Instead of changing out a single air filter, you have to clean air filters for as many mini splits as you have distributed around your home. You also need to clean the condensate drain lines for each of your units monthly to prevent tough clogs from developing in the lines and causing leaks.

Shafer Heating & Cooling, LLC: You are just one call away from the comfort and savings you deserve! Schedule an appointment today for your ductless mini split installation appointment.

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